World Himalaya

Gokyo Lakes Trek

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Max. Elevation
5643 m / 18513 ft
Group size
Min 1+
Level
Moderate
Transportation
All ground transportation and domestic flights as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
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Accomodation
Three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea house during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Trip Route

Highlights

  • Gokyo Lakes - Visit the stunning series of turquoise glacial lakes.
  • Gokyo Ri - Climb for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Trek alongside the largest glacier in the Himalayas.
  • Explore traditional Sherpa culture in villages like Namche Bazaar and Gokyo.
  • Sagarmatha National Park - Trek through diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity.
  • Stunning vistas of Everest and other towering peaks.
  • Option to cross challenging high passes like Renjo La.
  • Chance to see Himalayan wildlife like musk deer and pheasants.

Overview

The Gokyo Lakes Trek is an extraordinary adventure in the Everest region of Nepal, offering trekkers the chance to experience stunning glacial lakes, majestic mountain views, and traditional Sherpa culture. Spanning approximately 12-15 days, this trek takes you through the picturesque Gokyo Valley to the breathtaking Gokyo Lakes, and offers a panoramic view of four of the world's tallest peaks, including Everest. Organized by World Himalaya, a premier adventure travel company based in Nepal, this trek ensures a well-organized, safe, and memorable journey through one of the most beautiful trekking regions in the world.

World Himalaya
World Himalaya is a renowned adventure travel company specializing in organizing treks and expeditions across Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and India. With a focus on sustainability, safety, and customer satisfaction, World Himalaya is committed to providing personalized service and support to every trekker. The company boasts a team of experienced and certified guides, porters, and support staff who are dedicated to making your trekking experience exceptional.

Why Choose World Himalaya?
Experienced Guides: World Himalaya employs seasoned guides who are knowledgeable about the local culture, flora, fauna, and geography.
Safety First: The company places a high priority on safety, providing comprehensive briefings and maintaining stringent safety protocols.
Cultural Immersion: World Himalaya ensures that trekkers have ample opportunity to engage with local communities, enhancing the cultural richness of the experience.
Sustainable Practices: The company is committed to eco-friendly practices, minimizing the environmental impact of their treks.

The Gokyo Lakes trek with World Himalaya and immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and culture of the Everest region.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Visit the bustling Thamel district, where you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops, and cultural sites. In the evening, there will be a briefing about the trek where you'll meet your guide and fellow trekkers. Ensure you get a good night's rest to prepare for the adventure ahead.

Early in the morning, you will catch a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. Upon arrival, you will meet your trekking crew and begin the trek to Phakding. The trail is relatively easy and follows the Dudh Koshi River, passing through small villages and lush forests. After a few hours of trekking, you will reach Phakding, where you will stay overnight in a teahouse. Use the remainder of the day to relax and acclimate to the altitude.

Today's trek is more challenging as you make your way to the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar. The trail crosses several suspension bridges and passes through pine forests. As you ascend, you will get your first glimpse of Everest and other Himalayan peaks. After a steep climb, you will arrive in Namche Bazaar, a vibrant hub of Sherpa culture and a crucial acclimatization stop. Spend the evening exploring the town or visiting the local market.

To help your body adjust to the higher altitude, you will spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar. There are several options for acclimatization hikes, such as visiting the Everest View Hotel for stunning panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Namche Monastery. The day is intended for rest and acclimatization, so take it easy and drink plenty of water.

Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, the trail ascends steeply out of the town before flattening out as you trek towards the villages of Kyangjuma and Mong La. The path offers spectacular views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. After crossing the Mong La Pass, the trail descends to the Dudh Koshi River and then climbs again through rhododendron and pine forests to reach Dole. You will stay overnight in a teahouse in this tranquil village.

Today's trek involves a steady climb, passing through beautiful landscapes dotted with summer settlements where yaks graze. The trail offers magnificent views of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, and passes through the charming village of Luza. Continuing along the trail, you will eventually arrive in Machhermo, a small village nestled in the valley. Spend the night in a teahouse, resting and preparing for higher altitudes.

Ascending from Machhermo, the trail becomes steeper as you approach the Gokyo Valley. You will pass through the village of Pangka and continue up the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Along the way, you will see the first of the stunning Gokyo Lakes. As you trek further, the turquoise waters of the other lakes come into view, culminating in your arrival at Gokyo village, situated by the third lake. Spend the night in a teahouse, marveling at the serene beauty of the lakes.

Today is reserved for acclimatization and exploration around Gokyo. One of the highlights is the optional hike to Gokyo Ri, a peak that offers breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The climb is steep but rewarding. After descending, you can explore the other Gokyo Lakes or simply relax in the village, taking in the serene and otherworldly scenery.

After a restful night, you will begin your descent from Gokyo to Dole. Retracing your steps along the scenic path, you will enjoy different perspectives of the mountains and valleys. The descent is easier, allowing you to savor the landscape and perhaps spot wildlife such as the Himalayan Tahr and various birds. Arriving in Dole, you will spend the night in a teahouse, reflecting on the beauty of the trek.

Continuing the descent, the trail leads back to Namche Bazaar. The path takes you through familiar villages and forests, offering a sense of accomplishment as you return to the lively town. Upon arrival in Namche, you can take advantage of the amenities in the town, perhaps enjoying a hot shower or purchasing souvenirs. Spend the night in Namche Bazaar, resting before the final leg of your journey.

The final day of trekking takes you from Namche Bazaar back to Lukla. The trail descends steeply at first, then continues more gently along the Dudh Koshi River. The route retraces the path you took at the beginning of the trek, passing through Phakding and other villages. Upon reaching Lukla, you can celebrate the completion of your trek with your guides and fellow trekkers. Spend the night in a teahouse, preparing for your flight back to Kathmandu.

In the morning, you will catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying the aerial views of the mountains one last time. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city, do some last-minute shopping, or simply relax. In the evening, you can enjoy a farewell dinner with your trekking group, celebrating the successful completion of the Gokyo Lakes Trek.

After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for additional sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your incredible journey through the Himalayas. As you leave Nepal, you will carry with you unforgettable memories of the stunning landscapes and the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people.

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Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Three Star deluxe twin share accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and visit local market by private transportation and a professional city guide.
  • Comfortable, neat and clean accommodation in teahouse or mountain lodge during trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, during your trek, a full board of meals with a cup of tea /coffee.
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner, Farewell dinner in Kathmandu + National show (Alcoholic beverages are excluded)
  • All private transport includes airport transfers - Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All necessary Trekking permit, National park entry fees & TIMS card
  • Medical kit box during the trip
  • An experienced guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) all their expenses including their insurance and equipments.
  • Depending on your group size, there may be inclusion of an assistant guide to walk with the group to support when necessary.
  • Equipment for porter like trekking boots and Jacket as required for trekking
  • Duffel Bag and T-shirt
  • A four season sleeping bag (which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Altitude Chamber Portable Altitude Chamber on request
  • Certificate: World Himalaya adventure certificate
  • All government taxes and local taxes.

Doesn't Include

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees during Sightseeing
  • Your personal/natural expenses
  • Tips for guides and porters (tips accepted in Nepal)
  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
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Equipment List

Clothing:
  • Base Layers (moisture-wicking)
  • Insulating Layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Trekking Pants/Shorts
  • T-shirts (moisture-wicking)
  • Underwear (moisture-wicking)
  • Insulated Hat
  • Gloves (liner gloves and waterproof gloves)
  • Hiking Socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Buff/Scarf

Footwear:
  • Hiking Boots (broken-in, waterproof)
  • Camp Shoes/Sandals
  • Gear:
  • Backpack (40-60 liters)
  • Sleeping Bag (4-season)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Trekking Poles
  • Headlamp with Extra Batteries
  • Sunglasses (100% UV protection)
  • Water Bottles/Hydration System
  • Trekking Towel
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Duct Tape
  • Multi-tool/Knife
  • Trash Bags (for waste management)
Personal Items:
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Lip Balm (with SPF)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
  • Wet Wipes/Tissues
  • Personal Medications

Miscellaneous:
  • Map and Compass/GPS
  • Whistle
  • Camera/Smartphone
  • Power Bank/Solar Charger
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Cash (Nepali Rupees)
  • Passport and Permits
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Energy Bars/Snacks

Optional:
  • Gaiters
  • Portable Oxygen
  • Portable Water Filter/Purification Tablets
  • Portable Shower

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